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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Notes on humiliation
On stupidity and transcendence
From “Sources of Life,” which was published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Point. Jackson’s essay “Prayer for a Just War” appeared in the June issue of Harper’s Magazine.…
How Hannah Arendt’s fans misread the post-truth presidency
Art as civic repair
With two supporters, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado, just elected to the House of Representatives, the QAnon conspiracy theory looks set to survive in some…
From remarks made in July by Russ Diamond, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. I feel that I must personally respond to the incidents of hate and intolerance…
Who generates value in the modern economy, and who should benefit?
An idea that won’t go away
From a resignation email sent to NBC News in January by William M. Arkin, a national security reporter who had worked at the network off and on since 1999. January 4…
Rather than creating a more equal society, the internet has given rise to a new age of authoritarianism